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Neosporin For Anal Fissured
Grooves or clefts in various anatomical structures such as the brain (transverse fissure between cerebrum & cerebellum), the skull (sphenoidal fissure), the liver (for the ligamentum teres), the lung (oblique fissure), the spinal cord (ventral median fissure), or other structures such as the palpebral fissure between upper & lower eyelids. Can also be a tear in a structure ...Read more
Not Neosporin!: Neosporin has not been found useful in treating anal fissures. A surprising cream that does seem to help heal anal fissures is Nitroglycerin! This medication is used for treating angina but it has also been found to relax the anal sphincter and also increase blood flow to the fissure which aids in healing. See your doctor or a proctologist for this - it is not an over the counter medication. ...Read more
Yes, find out why: Recurring vulvar fissures need to be addressed as to why they keep making "guest" appearances, Neosporin notwithstanding. The first thought is to make sure that your vulva hygiene is appropriately done especially during periods. The use of mini pads for interminable hours is a prime culprit as well as harsh applied soaps that cause vulvar drying and cracking. See a GYN MD if this persists. ...Read more
Nickel sized mass with puss and little blood near vaginal opening? Is it a fissure? Can I put neosporin on it and go commando to heal it?
Likely a: Bartholin's cyst. These need to be drained, have a drain placed and treated with antibiotics. See your doctor. All the best. ...Read more
2small cuts 2 inches above anus after stretching & rubbing the area. Neosporin is healing the cuts quickly. They don't bleed or weep what could this be?
I was prescribed mupirocin 2% for a hole above my anus but the tube is almost gone. Can I use neosporin? I've heard they're pretty much the same
No but: Depends on the bacteria causing the infection. If mupirocin has not worked after a whole tube has been used, there is no harm in trying neosporin which is more effective on organisms other than staph. On the other hand, you also need to find out if there is a fistula (channel) between rectum and the skin near the anus when the problem is persistent. Thus a protology consult may be needed. ...Read more
I've been having anal sex but without proper lubrication and I got tears in my anus so I put Neosporin in my anus too protect from infection this ok?
Neosporin is probably okay for this, but I would add soaking in warm water with epsom salts and increasing your fluid and fiber intake.
I don't have to tell you to practice safe sex and use adequate lubrication in the future, but I will anyway. Please take care of yourself. Those tears increase your risk of sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more
Every now and then I get paper cut like tears between my vagina and anus. Can I use neosporin to help heal it? It gets itchy but usually it's at night
Skin care: Sure you can use neosporin. You should get a full exam and rule out STDs but if itchy you may have some pruritis caused by soap/cleaning or allergic reaction. Try some Xyzal and 1%hydrocortisone to the area in combo with bacitracin and see MD if no improvement. Check urine preg first. ...Read more
Is it okay to use neosporin on vaginal and anal tears after a yeast infection? I don't have any vaseline, and I'm on holiday.
Neosporin: Allergic reactions: Polymyxin B - neomycin compound may cause the area being treated to become more sensitive. If you experience itching, dry skin, reddening, and swelling of the area being treated or if a lesion or wound is not healing, stop using this medication and contact your doctor. I do not tecommend the product because of a greater chance of an allergic reaction. ...Read more
I feel like I have a minor tear inside of my anus from many months of RECTAL chlamydia and hard stools. Can I use Neosporin inside of anus? If yes, how deep inside can I use it, a few inches?
Not the best option.: You need to be treated with oral antibiotics. If you haven't, that's the place to start. See a doctor. You need to have an exam to determine what's wrong. The anal region must be cleaned very carefully with unscented baby wipes or moistened wipes after defecation and all residual stool should be cleaned after each BM. No anal sex until healed/cured. Get tested for HPV too ...Read more
I accidentally cut near my anus while shaving. It’s been a week and I put neosporin on it everyday. There is slight pain when I poop at and slight blood on toilet paper. Is this just the cut not healing yet or something serious?
Exam please: This is serious enough to get checked out since it has been going on for a week. If the cut is not healing it could need to be bandaged better or could need stitches. Furthermore, it may be infected and you may therefore need antibiotic treatment. Please go to a clinic for an exam as soon as possible. ...Read more
Is it ok to put Neosporin on anus due to sore and bloody feces due to constipation from being on suboxone and from opiate addiction?
See your doctor: Constipation can be a serious side effect of Suboxone therapy. This can be treated with a high fiber diet from fresh fruits and vegetables. Dulcolax tabs can be taken at bedtime. A couple bottles of magnesium sulfate taken an hour apart when things get really stopped up. Sit in a tub of warm soap water. "Recticare" is great for pain. See your doctor for additional recommendations. ...Read more
Anal fissures are common, but not normal; tears in the lining of the anus; often assoc with hard stool, and/or tight anal sphincter. If they are in the north/south locations of the anus can be seen in otherwise healthy people; other locations can be assoc with things like Crohn's disease; Crohn's fissures can be north/south too.
See your doc, gi, or colorectal specialist; may (not) be a big thing. ...Read more
Ok to use Anusol: But just as important is to be sure to be eating a high fiber diet and most importantly drinking 80-100oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily, more if you workout strenuously. There are other meds that work better but if no repsonse to above after2 months you may need surgery to avoid complications such as an abscess. See a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more
Trauma.: Anal fissures are usually the result of trauma to the inner mucosal lining of the anus. Most commonly this occurs when the anal canal stretches after a hard, dry bowel movement. Other causes of a fissure include diarrhea or inflammatory conditions of the anal area. Less commonly, an anal fissure may result from foreign body insertion or anal intercourse. ...Read more
See a Surgeon: Non-surgical treatment includes warm water soaks 2- 3 times a day, increasing fiber intake, drink lots of water, and taking stool softeners or laxatives. Witch hazel (tucks (witch hazel) pads) can help. Some relief in a day or two usually. It may take several weeks for the fissure to heal completely. Sometimes fissures heal without treatment. May require surgery. ...Read more
Not limited to baby: Anal fissures are like paper-cuts in the anus. They can bleed, hurt, & recur, particularly with defecation & any other activity that increases pelvic pressure. Disorders of anal-rectal function, straining at hard stool, prolonged sitting, heavy lifting, long distance walks/runs are causative & should be addressed. If stool softeners, fiber, topical rx, & behavior changes don't cure, see a surgeon. ...Read more
Anal Fissure: SSS:
The three s's.
1. Keep the tear clean. This is done by soaking. Either use sits baths, wet wipes, but do not let this area get infected or irritated.
2. Soften the stool. You do not want to bear down with a hard stool to extend the tear.
And 3. Steroids. Some creams or suppositories will deliver a medicine to help the tissue heal.
Preparation h is witch hazel an anti-itch herb. ...Read more
Needs surgery: Go to proctologist. A lateral sphincter myotomy should be curitive. ...Read more
Unlikely: If it is a true fissure, it is unlikely to heal in a day. More likely many days when there is no further trauma and it is given proper care. ...Read more
How much pain can anal fissures cause? I've had them for a while and it's becoming unbearable at times.
Can be very severe:
Sorry to hear you are feeling so poorly. They can be extremely severe. I've had many patients before that told me it's like sitting on a firecracker, hot coal, red hot iron. I've also had patients where they can't even sit down or have periods where they are almost writhing in pain. Hope you can get treated for them soon! Hang in there ...Read more
Can you give me suggestions for anal fissures in the past. Could it be possible that I have anal fissures?
Yes, they reoccur: If you now have a occurrence the see a proctologist for a lateral sphincteromyotomy. ...Read more